Why should most CEOs practice mindfulness

Why should most CEOs practice mindfulness

Cultivating the ability to maintain attention in the present, without judging it, could irreversibly transform every part of our existence…
I have realized that the past and the future are true illusions; they exist in the present, which is what we have and is all there is.

—Alan Watts

The exercise of mindfulness simply involves cultivating the connection with the present moment and making it a habit. In other words, it is about allowing each thing we do, no matter how small or trivial it may seem, every event that comes our way, to be the most important thing at that moment and to have our full attention.

It is also a practice shared by most of the world’s cultural and religious systems and is closely related to various methods of meditation—such as those derived from the Zen tradition and Tibetan meditative practice. Today, mindfulness is widely known and used in medicine, education and psychology.

At its core, mindfulness meditation is the practice of being in the present moment as consciously as possible. This means being mindful of every movement, situation, breath… Over time, using this method, it is possible to increase the power of focus concentration, relieve stress, become more empathetic, etc.

How to practice mindfulness?

Getting out of your own mind and living in the present moment is the purpose of mindful meditation. A simple practice that has been gaining more and more fans over the years.

Naturally, this skill depends largely, like any other, on practicing it. Many types of meditation, for example, focus the mind on the present through attention to breathing (from the moment of birth until death, the human being inhales and exhales); others focus on the physical sensations of the body in real time, on the movement or on the sounds that exist around us. The mind naturally tends to wander and lean towards compulsive and obsessive thinking, but the technique is to bring it back without frustration, without judgment, over and over again. It is not about not thinking but observing your thoughts and returning.

With the passage of time and daily practice, the goal is no longer just to put our attention in the present but to hold it that way at will. In this way, the exercise becomes a habit and then it is possible to start practicing it inadvertently, resulting in the way of life that allows us greater awareness and the possibility of experiencing the moments of life more fully.

The benefits of mindfulness for CEOs

Why do business leaders advocate meditation instead of, say, massage or physical exercise?

The reason is that there is definitely something about mindfulness practice that seems to benefit CEOs more than physical training and other types of relaxation.

Specialists in mindfulness training for companies affirm that the growing interest among business leaders in this type of practice is mainly due to the benefits it has provided them, among which is the development of leadership skills, understanding, openness and optimism.

Mindfulness research concludes that mindfulness training improves three skills that are key to successful leadership in the 21st century: resilience, collaboration, empathy, and the ability to navigate complex conditions.

On a physical level, the practice of conscious attention is capable of developing and strengthening neural circuits in the same way that a muscle is strengthened when it is exercised; it is capable of reducing stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety; it also radically strengthens our ability to focus and concentrate.

On a less individual level, the practice of these disciplines has a potential for community transformation, as it is capable of bringing us closer to others in unexpected ways by strengthening our ability to listen to others without judging, always with kindness, generosity and compassion.

Finally, the practice of mindfulness allows a glimpse of how dazzling the present can be as it is—a lesson as simple as it is complex and as refreshing as it is essential.

Final Words

Different studies by psychologists and cognitive scientists have confirmed that mindfulness helps to strengthen the ability to regulate emotions, benefiting modern leaders who, among other things, must be able to control anger, have empathy and put themselves in the “shoes of others” for a better relationship with work teams.

The relationship between mindfulness and leadership is a fact. The question is, how long will it take to be integrated as an essential theme of managerial development in companies? Time will tell, but if a company wants to increase its effectiveness and lead the changing market, it must seriously study the implementation of mindfulness programs among its employees, and especially among its managers.

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Corporate yoga festival

Corporate yoga festival

Yoga and Meditation wellness at the workplace has become more known globally as a means of staying fit and healthy. According to Ayurveda, Yoga has many healing benefits including stress and anxiety management, increased focus, combat fatigue, increased blood flow for increased rejuvenation, and much more.

ASHAexperience has designed the Virtual Corporate Yoga Festival ranging from 1 to 5 days suited as per your employee and community preferences. The team can join as and when they feel suitable as per their availability during the festival.

What is ASHA Corporate Yoga Festival

ASHAexperience Corporate Yoga Festival is aimed at meeting the needs of the corporate world.

  • The corporate team can digitally access the Yoga festival regardless of where their team members are located.
  • Designed for everybody and everyone, regardless of age or gender,
  • ASHAexperience Corporate Yoga Festival is organized by bringing together passionate and experienced Yoga therapists from across the world to provide various types of yogic therapy to meet the needs of each individual.
  • Yoga festivals can be organized for 1 day or more
  • Yoga festivals can be scheduled with flexible start and end times ranging from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What is expected from ASHA Corporate Yoga Festival

  • Yoga Therapists, meditators, and Yogic Healers will offer various healing sessions throughout the festival for 45 minutes.
  • Yogis around the world will offer Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama, chakra healing, meditation and other yogic healing during the festival.
  • The team members can participate in the healing sessions as either a beginner or a regular practitioner.
  • Team members can join the session at any time and from any location during the event.
  • Get introduced to the Yogic and sustainable lifestyle as well as to the concept of yogic food

Why Corporates need Yoga Festival

  • People are stressed and exhausted as a result of their irregular work careers, especially in this time of isolation, to which we can all connect
  • Yoga is the only holistic wellness therapy that addresses both the mind and the body.
  • An excellent approach to make employees feel important to the organization.
  • Encourage individuals to have healthier lifestyles and to embrace the preventative mindset.
  • The most effective method to empower individuals is to provide them with good health.
  • It is the most cost effective wellness programme.
  • One festival with a variety of yogic activities and therapies from which individuals can choose according to their preferences and interests.
  • Yoga is the most sustainable healthcare approach that focuses on both physical and emotional well-being.

How ASHA Corporate Yoga Festival helps the team members

  • Yoga is the only practice which has been shown to improve flexibility, strength, balance, focus, and breathing capacity while decreasing tension and anxiety.
  • People can start practicing Yoga at work since they don’t have to find separate time for it.
  • People appreciate these events when organizations implement a wellness programme in their workplace.
  • Yoga contributes to increased morale, discipline, interpersonal communication, and strong emotional bonds within the organization.
  • Yoga Improves overall workplace effectiveness

We believe in collaborative relationship-based care where our Ayurvedic Doctors, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Supplement Brands, Ayurvedic Nutritionists & Chefs, Yoga, and Meditation Trainers are in sync. Contact the team who passionately works together to hold your hand in this healing journey.